Bat World Sanctuary has a super supporter in Diana C.  She recently raised over $140 for her Cause and as a thank you, she’ll receive a $100 Gift Card from Amazon.com to continue raising money by shopping at over 1700 stores via iGive.peekaboo

Located in Weatherford, Texas, Bat World Sanctuary is on the front-line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year they rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and retired from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association.

You can get up close & personal, without leaving your desktop with Live Bat Cams and you can even Adopt-A-Bat (talk about a unique gift!).https://www.iGive.com/0Hiocre

April 27, 2016

National Seizure Disorders Foundation (NSDF) bridges the gap between diagnosis and cure for 65+ million affected by seizures across the globe. The benefits offered through iGive have helped NSDF http://nationalseizuredisordersfoundation.org/provide education, support, and resources that lift affected people from isolation and self-oppression to overcoming the bondage of diagnosis and to actively being more than a diagnosis. NSDF empowers people affected by seizures to live productive lives, overcoming guilt, shame, worry, and fear.

In the words of NSDF supporter and iGive member Tonya: “Most recently, iGive has strengthened our “Rewarding Our Caregivers” program and allowed NSDF to provide a chosen family caregiver the resources he needed to continue providing for the seizure survivor in his life.  Do your part to make this world a better place. Encourage others to use iGive.”

You can learn more about the Caregivers program and nominate the caregiver in your life here.

March 31, 2016

There are so many stories about merchants making a positive change in the world that we’ve created a new site to celebrate them!  For the latest news, check out Merchant Good Works.

If you’ve had an especially good interaction with a store, online or in person, let us know so we can celebrate the Good Works!

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March 31, 2016

Buddha Maitreya the Christ offers meditation and dharma teachings to those looking for a more spiritual existence.  He is the Medicine Buddha, offering healing blessings to those who seek them.  One iGive member describes his teachings below:

“Buddha Maitreya the Christ offers Om Pyramid Group Meditations live online – an offering he makes for people to share his meditation and receive his blessings. Buddha Maitreya teaches about receiving his healing blessings and what it means to meditate on OM. He teaches about virtue and his transmission of virtue, how he transmutes glamours unconditionally through meditating with people, and through blessing his tools so that everyone can receive the offering of His Incarnation.  All the donations goes to clinics he supports and feeding people.”

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March 31, 2016

This month we have another BIG WINNER! Ruthe M. has raised big for her cause by shopping through iGive, making her our SUPER SHOPPER of the month.  So let’s have a big round of applause for her cause: PAWS of Muskingum County.

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PAWS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to that most noble of causes: looking out for our pets. Every animal out there deserves to live in a loving home, and by promoting zero pet population growth, PAWS is working to make that goal a reality.  PAWS has spayed or neutered nearly 400 animals in the past two years, and Ruthe M.’s contributions are helping to keep that number growing.  This is a non-profit that is dedicated to making pet life healthier, happier, and cuddlier – goals that nobody can disagree with.CIMG0017(1) As a thank you for her efforts, Ruthe M. will receive a $100 gift card to Neiman Marcus. Neimanmarcus-logo

February 25, 2016

Featuring Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

Recently, iGive member, Deborah F., reached out to tell us a little more about her personal experience:

“Before my dog I would bump my way along and felt helpless and lost. With my dog, we fly down the sidewalk and he simply goes around danger. I am never alone and can once again leave my home and get out and explore! Thank you GEB!”

Guiding Eyes for the Blind gifts highly trained dogs to the blind – at NO COST to the student.  Through iGive supporters’ online shopping, over $800 has been raised for this good cause!

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February 25, 2016

Featuring: The Foundation for Homeless Cats

Margaret M. raised over $300 in one month for The Foundation for Homeless Cats via iGive!

This Phoenix-based organization of volunteers and caregivers committed to preventing additional homeless cats & kittens by managing feral cat population through a process called TNR – Trap, Spay/Neuter, Return.

The Foundation for Homeless Cats has been a part of iGive since 2009 and raised over $2,000 for their Cause.

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“Our goal- end the killing of these cats in Maricopa County! Euthanasia is NOT population control!”

As a thank you for her efforts on behalf of these furry friends, Margaret will receive a $100 gift card from iGive partner store Lands’ End.

February 3, 2016

When we see something cool and good, we like to share. Periodically, we’ll highlight a company or project that we think is interesting and shareworthy. They probably aren’t ready yet to be an iGive store, but that shouldn’t stop you from thinking about their efforts.

This month we’re introducing you to Karma Trik. Karma Trik is a clothing item for women that can be worn at least 15 ways.  This innovative  product is versatile, simple and sustainable. Not only is the company mission “buy less, use more,” but the cloth for this project is made from plastic bottles in Haiti, a country with no other recycling infrastructure, providing jobs in an economy that is rebuilding. The cloth is brought to the U.S. where it’s crafted artfully. It is sewn at an employee owned co-op in North Carolina.

Take a look at Karma Trik. It’s cool, it’s new, and sounds useful.  It’s an Indiegogo project, so if you like it, read about how you can support its development, the risks associated with the project, and maybe get your very own!

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February 3, 2016

There are so many stories about merchants making a positive change in the world that we’ve created a new site to celebrate them!  For the latest news, check out  Merchant Good Works.

If you’ve had an especially good interaction with a store, online or in person, let us know so we can celebrate the Good Works!

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February 3, 2016

The Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation is on the forefront of the fight against cancer.  Cancer is the number one killer of children in Israel; 1 in every 330 children under the age of 20 develops some form of cancer.  “Although Israel is technologically advanced in many areas, the delivery of cancer care … has not kept pace with the country’s progress. There is a compelling need for providing quality medical care in Israel to children…who are afflicted with the dreaded disease of cancer” (ICCF).

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Well-to-do patients often go overseas to seek treatment for cancer, however for those who cannot afford the travel or the treatments, options are limited.  ICCF offers “assistance to every child in the State of Israel, regardless of race, creed, or national origin.  The Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation helps fund six major hospitals and medical centers in Israel specifically for the treatment of childhood cancers” (ICCF).

“I would like to thank…ICCF again for your generous and constant support…The ICCF now plays a central role in the Pediatric Oncology effort in Israel, not only in financial support but also in education and advocacy… We hope to maintain this partnership for many years to come.”

-Dr. Michael Weintraub,
Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem.

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